Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Digital Marketing
For authors, clubs, and organizations

June 27 Workshop

Digital / Social Media Marketing for business, clubs and you

Dannet Botkin, President of Designs Group Consulting, will present an overview of marketing for business, clubs, and individuals using the tools available in social media. Dannet has extensive experience in the use of social media as a marketing tool. Attend this class to find out if you want to pursue one or more of these tools in depth. 

If there is sufficient interest, Dannet will offer a series of classes that will focus in depth on individual social media channels for marketing. 

DATE: Monday, June 27

TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

PLACE: Coronado Community Center

COST: $5

Check for details and to order tickets. Registration available at the door if space allows

RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village. They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
This program is limited to Village Writers’ Club (VWC) poets. All interested VWC poets should submit poems on the topics listed below to Dannet Botkin at by the stated deadlines.

Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
Submit your poetry as a Word document to Dannet Botkin at Include your full name, email address, phone number, website (if you have one), and the name of your poem.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!

Village Writers' Club Summer Mini Workshops

Open to all interested participants.  Hone up on your writing skills!

Check below for a workshop that suits your needs!

See you there!

July 25 Workshop

How to Write Memorable Stories

Are you interested in improving your writing skills? If so, The Village Writers’ Club is sponsoring a mini-workshop to help you do just that.  Madelyn Young will describe how to make your stories better and more memorable.

DATE: Monday, July 25 
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Coronado Community Center 
COST: $5 

Madelyn is a long-time member and past President of the Village Writers’ Club. She also manages a critique group associated with the club, where members can learn more about writing through a collegial critiquing of their work.

Tickets are available at for only five dollars, just enough to cover expenses. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. 

August 22

Poetry Workshop

DATE: Monday, August 22nd
TIME: 1pm - 3pm
PLACE: Coronado Community Center

Myra Rustin will present a workshop on poetry. Details at a later date